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12/18/96
MONEY IN THE BANC: COLUMBUS NAMING RIGHTS SELL FOR $35M

Banc One Corp. will pay $35M for naming rights for the Greater Columbus Sports and Entertainment District, which includes a proposed new arena and stadium. The proposed 30,000 seat open-air stadium wi

Tags: Columbus Crew, ECHL, Facilities, MLS, NHL

12/18/96
STADIUM NOTES

The City of Montreal has "backed down" on a proposal to cut property taxes at the Molson Centre by C$5.35M a year. City officials claim a deal with the team has not been finalized. A GAZETTE editorial

Tags: Facilities

12/17/96
SACRE BLEU! MONTREAL RESIDENTS SAY "NON" TO HABS' TAX BREAK

A Quebec government that has Canadiens'' Owners Molson Breweries save C$4.5M annually in property taxes on the Molson Centre sparked "a storm of protest," according to Sandro Contenta of the TORONTO S

Tags: Facilities, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Vancouver Canucks

12/17/96
PACERS TO STAY IF THEY GET A LOT OF HELP FROM ITS FRIENDS

The Pacers will stay in Indianapolis for at least 20 more years if the city agrees to replace Market Square Arena with a building better equipped to increase team revenues, according to Gerry Lanosga

Tags: Facilities, Indiana Pacers

12/17/96
GIANTS INK PRELIMINARY AGREEMENT ON BALLPARK LEASE

The MLB Giants and the City of San Francisco reached preliminary settlement on a lease for the teams new China Basin ballpark in which the team would pay $1.2M annual rent, according to Epstein & King

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco Giants

12/17/96
YET MORE ROCKETS LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME; HEY, TORONTO'S FULL

The Rockets filed a legal challenge yesterday to their operating lease at The Summit, claiming they want to be released from their contract to pursue a deal on a new downtown arena, according to Georg

Tags: Facilities, Houston Rockets

12/17/96
OAKLAND COLISEUM BOARD DISSOLVED AS COUNTY POLS TAKE OVER

Oakland and Alameda County officials will dissolve the independent Coliseum board and direct it themselves in the face of the "huge cost of keeping three sports teams in town," according to Renee Kour

Tags: Facilities, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders

12/17/96
TAGLIABUE SAYS BENGALS EARNS ITS STRIPES IN STADIUM PLAN

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, in Cincinnati to launch a ticket campaign for a new Bengals stadium, continued to "shoot down" ideas that team Owner Mike Brown would move the team to Cleveland, accor

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Facilities, NFL

12/17/96
STADIUM NOTES

In Buffalo, preliminary talks are underway to build a downtown twin-rink complex that the Sabres would use for practices and training. Meetings will be held next month between the Sabres and city offi

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Facilities, NHL, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

12/17/96
PAUL ALLEN GETS LEASE CONCESSIONS FROM KING COUNTY COUNCIL

The King County, WA Council voted 9-4 Monday night to approve Kingdome lease concessions for prospective Seahawks Owner Paul Allen, according to Elliot Almond of the SEATTLE TIMES. The vote "effective

Tags: Facilities, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

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